Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More Lines


This is a bench at a bus stop in downtown Phoenix. It wasn’t until I downloaded this photo that I began to wonder what it might feel like to sit on this bench around 3:00 PM on a sunny day in July with temperatures hovering around 110 degrees (45º C). I might have to test the bench for heat absorption the next time I’m downtown. Hopefully, it’s made of a heat deflecting material so that those using it won’t be permanently scarred.

9 comments:

Hilda said...

Looks great! But yup, I'd worry about its heat too. Tell us after you've tried it out!

Wayne said...

My very first thought Sharon.

Let somebody else test it. I'd be afraid of being permanently branded.

Louis la Vache said...

Yup. Given the summer heat in Phoenix, you sit on this, your heinie might look like it has been in a panini press! Yipes!

marcinko said...

And of course it's this way on purpose to discourage the homeless from getting too comfortable. See City of Quartz by Mike Davis.
--Annoyingly pedantic Tom

Lisa Wilson said...

I can't imagine sitting on that with temps over 100 degrees! Ouch!

Lucybug33 said...

That's the city of Phoenix for you!
Let's use one of the most heat conductive materials and use it as a bench for buses in one of the hottest cities, with no shade shelter.

angie said...

ouch! nice shot

Pat said...

if it's not in the shade, no one will be on it anyway. it is a beautiful bench.

b.c. said...

great shot, i like the lines